Marilyn Sharman McDonald (nee Ridley)

January 4, 2021
Marilyn Sharman McDonald (Ridley) passed away January 4th, 2021 at Stanford Seniors Village in Parksville at the age of 85.
Marilyn is predeceased by her parents Herb & Lil Ridley, husband Howard Sharman, sisters & brother in laws Dorothy (Jack) Ostle & Sheila (Eric) Lemon, brother in laws & sister in laws Gerald (Verona) Sharman, Orville & (Helen) Sharman, partner Jack Riley.
Survived by her son Gary, loving husband Jim and his children Jim (Eileen) Ray (Karri) Linda (Bill) sister-in-law Marlene Sharman (friend Ruth Burgess) numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, grandchildren and friends.
The last three months of Marilyn’s life she was brave and put up a good fight during her journey! A big thanks to the health care professionals who helped her along the way.
Marilyn loved her time at Surfside in Parksville where she made many friends and enjoyed the RV life. Marilyn met Jim golfing and she moved to Deep Bay then to Berwick Qualicum Beach Retirement Home moving to Stanford Seniors village last November when her health declined.
Born in Nanaimo Marilyn loved sports when she was younger and could be counted on for working on her High School Reunion Committee. She was a retired BMO bank employee. Marilyn loved curling, golf, knitting, cross stitch, paper tole, singing, dancing and travel. Marilyn and Jim enjoyed being snowbirds traveling down south to golf and spend time with friends.
No service by request a family gathering will be held when it is safe to do so.
Donations in Marilyn’s memory can be made to the BC Heart & Stroke Foundation or BC Cancer Foundation.
A life well lived Marilyn was the life of the party and will be missed by her loving family and friends.
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